Welcome!

Mobile IoT Authors: Harry Trott, Stefano Stabellini, Dana Gardner, Liz McMillan, Scott Allen

News Feed Item

Webxu Issues Shareholder Update Letter

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Webxu, Inc. (OTCBB: WBXU), a media company that owns and operates a network of consumer branded websites and businesses focused on Customer Acquisition, E-Commerce and Mobile Media, announced the issuance of a letter by CEO Keith Schaefer, to update shareholders on Company progress.

Dear Shareholder,

Since our last update to shareholders, we have a number of major milestones to report. I am pleased to say our management, employees, strategic partners and investors have all been very supportive in our continued pursuit of consistent growth both organically and through acquisition.

As we approach the end of the first quarter 2013, we remain steadfast in optimizing performance for our advertisers and partners. Moving past some of the challenges that faced both the market and our company in 2012, we are moving forward with our plan to scale the business and we have identified a number of suitable acquisitions, which we anticipate will substantially accelerate our growth. We are working closely with our financing partners, including Breakwater Investment Management, to facilitate these acquisitions.

Customer Acquisition

As we continue on in 2013, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Auto and Insurance verticals, which we are operating through our proprietary websites 24hourautoinsurancequote.com, 24hourcarquote.com and 24hourautoloan.com. We are excited about the partnerships we have developed in conjunction with these new consumer facing properties and as we continue to build out our 24hour brand, we believe we can evolve into an industry leader in these core verticals.

Acquisition Growth

Our industry still remains very fragmented and numerous, complementary acquisition opportunities continue to exist. We have identified a number of these opportunities that would enable us to expand our organic growth and we continue to pursue them.  In the 4th Quarter of 2012, we publicly announced we had entered into an agreement to acquire MediaTrust, a Los Angeles-based click advertising network. However, shortly thereafter, various contingencies remained unsatisfied, and we did not complete the acquisition. Our vision and growth strategy remain the same. We look forward to releasing new announcements regarding new acquisitions in development in the near future.

Mobile Strategy

We are continuing to integrate a measurable portion of our growth strategy in the mobile sector. We have recently added additional mobile publishers to our network and we continue to factor in mobile capability into our Customer Acquisition and E-Commerce development. Additionally, we have added mobile advertising and mobile technology platforms to our ongoing acquisition pipeline in development. This mobile integration not only fuels our existing performance, but also brings us new revenue opportunities as it gives our nationwide customers the ability to capture the rapidly growing mobile audience.

Strategic Partnerships

In Q1 2013, we established two core partnerships with Linkstorm and Holland Interactive, both to help execute on our organic Customer Acquisition strategy.

Linkstorm is a New York City-based advertising technology company that utilizes a next-generation hyper-linking system to enhance the conversion percentages of online marketing campaigns. Linkstorm's functionality enables us to achieve higher response to our Advertisers offers, thereby increasing the overall results of all our campaigns across all verticals.

Holland Interactive is a Customer Acquisition consulting firm that brings us key executive services from seasoned industry veterans Rory Holland and Scott Pannier.

Prior to founding Holland Interactive, Rory Holland co-founded BlueSky Marketing, a leading automotive marketing and finance company, and prior to BlueSky, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Credit.com where he helped double the company's publisher and affiliate revenues in less than 18 months. Rory also co-founded Telling International, a brand licensing company that was acquired in 1998.

Prior to Holland Interactive, Scott Pannier held senior-level positions at Exponential, Motive Interactive, Nextag, Adteractive, and ValueClick. Scott has also performed consulting roles for SocialMedia.com, PMA Media Group, Tallac Media, and Healthcare.com. Scott has a deep understanding all the moving pieces that make up today's complex online media ecosystem, including a core expertise in the Financial Services, Education, and Insurance verticals.

Going Forward

As Advertisers continue to shift their budgets from traditional marketing channels to online advertising, they are now increasing that online spending further in the mobile sector. We are working diligently with the anticipation that 2013 will produce very positive results from our overall strategic plan to keep in line with industry trend. Our focus is on increasing shareholder value and we intend to be a growing force in this newly expanding sector.

Thank you for your support.

Keith E. Schaefer
CEO
Webxu, Inc.

About Webxu, Inc.
Webxu, Inc. (OTCBB: WBXU) is a media company that owns and operates a network of consumer branded websites and businesses focused on Customer Acquisition, E-Commerce and Mobile Media. Through its branded consumer websites, Webxu generates revenue by providing advertiser clients with targeted consumer traffic. Webxu is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. For more information about Webxu visit http://www.webxu.com.

Webxu Media Contact
Mike Roth
[email protected]

Cautionary Language Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This release and any attachments contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Federal securities laws, including Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of1934, that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as "will," "believe," "intend," "potential" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include the quotations from management in this press release, as well as any statements regarding the Company's anticipated financial results and strategic and operational plans. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to deliver an adequate rate of growth and manage such growth; the impact of changes in government regulation and industry standards; the Company's ability to maintain and increase the number of visitors to its websites; the Company's ability to identify and manage acquisitions; the impact of the current economic climate on the Company's business; the Company's ability to attract and retain qualified executives and employees; the Company's ability to compete effectively against others in the online marketing and media industry; the impact and costs of any failure by the Company to comply with government regulations and industry standards; and costs associated with defending intellectual property infringement and other claims. More information about potential factors that could affect the Company's business and financial results is contained in the Company's latest annual report. These forward looking statements are made as of today's date and, except as otherwise required by law, the Company does not intend and undertakes no duty to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

SOURCE Webxu, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
When people aren’t talking about VMs and containers, they’re talking about serverless architecture. Serverless is about no maintenance. It means you are not worried about low-level infrastructural and operational details. An event-driven serverless platform is a great use case for IoT. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Animesh Singh, an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, will detail how to build a distributed serverless, polyglot, microservices framework using open source tec...
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often ...
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to...
Presidio has received the 2015 EMC Partner Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Partner Services Quality (PSQ) program. Presidio was also honored as the 2015 EMC Americas Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year and 2015 Mid-Market East Partner of the Year. The EMC PSQ program is a project-specific survey program designed for partners with Service Partner designations to solicit customer feedbac...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change t...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
Connected devices and the industrial internet are growing exponentially every year with Cisco expecting 50 billion devices to be in operation by 2020. In this period of growth, location-based insights are becoming invaluable to many businesses as they adopt new connected technologies. Knowing when and where these devices connect from is critical for a number of scenarios in supply chain management, disaster management, emergency response, M2M, location marketing and more. In his session at @Th...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...